One of the most popular cosmetic treatments done each year is Botox. For people who had frown lines that cause them to look older this treatment can benefit them greatly. It can produce an amazing change in your appearance. Dr. Iacobucci offers Botox as one of his many cosmetic treatments at his Grand Rapids office.
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable form of Botulinum toxin that was developed to treat visual aging signs. It helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines as well as prevent new ones from forming. Often people get Botox injected into the forehead furrows and between the eyes. It has many other uses as well for people who suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) or urinary inconsistency.
How is Botox Done?
Botox helps to prevent the facial muscles from contracting, thus from forming new wrinkles. Patients are still able to make natural facial expressions so that you won’t have the “frozen” look. Dr. Iacobucci will map out the area for injection based on your goals. A numbing cream will be applied prior to treatment then he will inject the Botox. This treatment is quick, only taking about 20 minutes to complete. Results have been shown to last anywhere from three-to-six months after which you can get repeat treatments to maintain results.
Recovery from Botox
This procedure doesn’t need any extensive downtime. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterward. There will be some guidelines to follow for a few days to help the results. You should avoid exercise, makeup, and laying down for at least four hours after the injections. It is important that you do not rub or massage the area for at least a day as this can alter the results.
Who is a Good Candidate for Botox?
Almost anyone can be a good candidate for Botox. If you have wrinkles, fine lines, or crow’s feet then this can be helpful in smoothing out the skin to give you a younger appearance. If your wrinkling is too severe then Dr. Iacobucci might recommend a different procedure to give you the best results.
Meet with Dr. Iacobucci
If you would like to learn more about Botox injections and what they can do for you then contact Dr. Iacobucci at his Grand Rapids office. The team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids treats patients from Cascade, Ada, Rockford, and all surrounding communities. To make an appointment, call us today.